drawing

View of a windmill on the banks of a canal; the windmill standing near the entrance to a town, approached by a road at l, a man walking along towing a boat Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash, touched with white (oxidised)

AN214725001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Prints & Drawings

Registration number: 1910,0212.190

Bibliographic reference
Hind 1915-31 124 (as Rembrandt)
Sumowski 1979 continuing 1362
Hind 1923 Add.15
Royalton-Kisch 2010 Koninck.P.6

Location:
Dutch Roy XVIIc

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Object types
drawing (scope note | all objects)

Materials
paper (all objects)
Techniques
drawn (scope note | all objects)
Production person
Drawn by Philips Koninck (biographical details | all objects)
Formerly attributed to Rembrandt (School of) (biographical details | all objects)
Date
1665
Schools /Styles
Dutch (scope note | all objects)


Description
Landscape with a windmill on the banks of a canal; the windmill standing near the entrance to a town, approached by a road at left, a man walking along towing a boat. 1665

Pen and brown ink and black chalk, with grey and brown wash and some white bodycolour; framing lines in pen and brown ink (partly trimmed away).

Verso: see Inscriptions.

No watermark.

Inscriptions
Inscription Content: Inscribed verso, in red chalk, by the artist: ‘p. ko - 1665’.


Dimensions
Height: 141 millimetres (chain lines vertical, 26mm apart)
Width: 207 millimetres


Condition
Generally good; minor stains and nicks in the margins and some oxidation of the white lead pigment.

Curator's comments
In Hind as Attributed to Rembrandt.

Entry from Martin Royalton-Kisch, 'Catalogue of drawings by Rembrandt and his school', 2010, Philips Koninck, cat. no.6:
The location has not been identified; the figure on the tow-path on the left is pulling the small barge.
The traditional attribution to Rembrandt was doubted before the drawing was lifted in c.1960, revealing Koninck's inscription on the verso. The style is entirely consistent with his work of the period indicated by the date of 1665.[1]

NOTE:
[1] The drawing of the fence and the foreground vegetation may be compared with the 'Peasant Dwelling' dated 1663 in Berlin (inv.2865; Sumowski 1360). The inscription on the verso of the present drawing was first discovered by Christopher White.

LITERATURE :
London, 1915, p.45, no.124, repr. pl.XVI (doubtful as Rembrandt); Sumowski, 1979 etc., VI, 1982, no.1362, repr. (Koninck).


Subject
landscape (all objects)
windmill (all objects)


Acquisition date
1910

Acquisition name
Bequeathed by George Salting (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Sir Thomas Lawrence (L.2445) (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection Andrew Geddes (biographical details | all objects)
Previous owner/ex-collection William Esdaile (his sale, Christie's, 17 June, 1840, lot 113, as Rembrandt, bt Geddes) (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Thomas Lawrence; William Esdaile (no mark but in his sale; he purchased Lawrence's Rembrandts in 1835 - see Rembrandt cat. no.15, 1895,0915.1264); Esdaile's sale, Christie's, 17 June, 1840, lot 113, as Rembrandt, bt Geddes, ,14-3s-6d; George Salting, by whom bequeathed, 1910.


Exhibition History
London, 1835, no.61 (Rembrandt);
London, Royal Academy, 1899, no.172 (Rembrandt);
London, 1910, p.5 (Rembrandt);
1992, BM, Drawings by Rembrandt and his Circle, not in catalogue.


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